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Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
-perry. live this morning from washington, d.c. where thousands of people turned out to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom yesterday. only one man who spoke from the steps of the lincoln memorial five decades ago remains alive today, congressman john lewis, and he spoke forcefully. >> i got arrested 40 times during the '60s, beaten, left bloody and unconscious. but i'm not tired, i'm not weary. i'm not prepared to sit down and give up. i am ready to fight and continue the fight, and you must fight. >> although the architect of the march has passed away, many of the inequities that prompted the struggle remain firmly in place. in 1963 the march called for equal access to jobs, fair wages, unfettered voting rights and intraracial segregation, access to decent health care, schools, housing. half a century later the struggle continues. the struggle continues for decent work and humane conditions that pays a living wage of the nationwide unemployment rate is 7.4%. for african-americans it's 12.6%. for young african-american men between 20 and 24 the u
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
in washington, d.c., where events are already underway for the 50th anniversary march on washington. thousands of people are gathered here already, with more continuing to stream in. among those scheduled to speak today are martin luther king iii, merly evers williams, the reverend al sharpton, attorney general eric holder, and john lewis. the only person to speak at the original march who is still alive today. here he is in 1963. >> by the forces of our demand, our determination, and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say, wake up, america! wake up! for we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> on that day, 50 years ago, 250,000 people gathered here to demand the rights of full citizens. they demanded comprehensive civil rights legislation, school desegregation, full employment, living wages, and the aggressive use of federal authority to ensure economic political and social justice. 50 years later, we have made progress, was the struggle continues for those same demands. we
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am PDT
to revisit the march on washington and the artistic way newtown, connecticut, is moving forward. >>> but first, obama versus putin. clash of the titans. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. is it just me or is it feeling a little cold war in here? >> i think we saw more rhetoric on the russian side that was anti-american that played into some of the old stereotypes about the cold war contest between the united states and russia and i've encouraged mr. putin to think forward as opposed to backwards on those issues, with mixed success. >> that was president obama yesterday during a press conference at the white house, capping off a week where the news has been all about u.s./russian relations. on wednesday, the president announced that he would skip a planned one-on-one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that was scheduled for next month. but the white house said that there has not been enough progress on major issues like nuclear arms and human rights to make a presidential meeting worthwhile. they also cited russia's decision to give asylum to u.s. leaker, edw
Aug 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
they are talking about removing aid from egypt and cutting off a billion and a half dollars in aid washington gives this country. i think most people in this country find it to be not only insulting but something that will encourage more of an insurgency like the conservancy we're seeing now. >> thank you for joining us from cairo egypt. i want to bring in my panel. joining me director of freedom house's office in cairo. vice president, editorial at large and co-founder of global post. dr. isabel coleman, senior fellow on council on foreign real estates and a senior fellow at the century foundation. thank you for being here. michael, i want to start with you, to take a step back for a mom, can you walk viewers through muslim brotherhood, who they are and sort of where they came from in terms of this development. this is an old organization, nothing new. >> around for 80 years, gone through varsitierations. at one point used violence as a political tool, they eventually renounced violence and slowly came to accept the idea of democracy at least in the form of electoral democracy and participating. t
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
, bringing their determination along with their broken hearts to washington, to advocate for gun reform. all of them, asking that even as we are horrified by the events that brought them to the national stage, that we also hear the message they are trying to amplify, while they are standing there in the spotlight. for michelle knight, it's a call for recognition and a response to the broader culture of sexual violence. given all that she has endured, she isn't asking for very much, simply that we listen, that we learn, and that we act. joining us now is zerlina maxwell, a contributor to the ooi irin carmon, and now the executive director of the service women's action network, and juan ramos, the core trainer for a call to men, executive director of community-driven solutions, who has worked as a court-appointed counselors for convicted abusers. thank you all for being here. >> thank. >> so this was a tough week in terms of this castro trial, and particularly on thursday when we were watching it. and irina, i kept thinking of you in this week, you and i are both survivors, and i was
Aug 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
. an msnbc contributor and foreign policy analyst for newsweek and managing director of the washington institute and former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. thank you all for joining me. i want to start with you. how important is it this happens now under this secretary of state and this president? >> the urgency is real. if they don't achieve peace now, the spiraling is real. palestinian authority likely could collapse. israelis would have to go back in and assume full civil and military control of the west bank, violence would erupt. in the context of the region you described, violence there sets off sparks around the whole region, so this an incredibly important moment and incredibly high stakes decision by the administration to go for it at this moment. >> it's not entirely unheard of for a second term american president to put middle east peace talks on the agenda. in their case seems to be as much the president certainly but really john kerry, this narrative of kerry and his understanding of what peace is. what do you think about him as th
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
, this is in the memory of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and one of those demands was a $2 minimum wage, which would be about $13 and change today. so the workers like miss davis and their colleagues, they're right on the money, so to speak, in terms of what it will take to live a livable life. >> what difference would it make to you if you paid $15 an hour? >> i feel like i could take care of my daughter, i could go back to school, i wouldn't have to be out of college, wouldn't have to drop out of college to work this dead end job. and the government wants us to get off of welfare and stop abusing and using the system, but when these jobs are only $7.25 an hour, how do you expect us to pay our bills and stay at these jobs when we're not getting paid enough to go back to school. >> so andrew, this question of the government having to step in. basically what happens is a lot of workers on minimum wage end up needing food stamps and other nutritional assistance, that sort of thing. so we, as taxpayers, end up subsidizing multi-million dollar corporations. >> do we want to put that onus on
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am PDT
on washington for jobs and justice. women are being treated in unjust ways. dr. king said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. that is happening. what is more personal than a woman's body. you name places like ohio. even missouri where legislators are trying to give doctors the authority to deny women access to birth control. this is only happening to women and it is wrong. women should be outraged. but people who care and respect women should be outraged as well. as women today, what other groups will it be tomorrow? >> for me your sort of historical narrative is so important, the idea it hasn't even been 100 years women have had the full citizenship right to vote, not even a full 50 years since passage of a vote rights act for women of color like ourselves. are you surprised, given we are many decades since those accomplishments, about this wholesale attack on women's privacy rights? >> i am. but you know what, elections have consequences. that's exactly what we're dealing with. in 2012 women made up over half the people who went out to vote. we have to repeat that again i
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
sourcing with solar tiles. there's, you know, incredible people of color who are doing stuff in washington, d.c. with businesses. so the real question is, can we create the political will to invest in the one that makes the most sense. >> very quickly, uni, a response? very quickly? >> what about -- i hear us talking about all these negative things, you know, about how -- all these children suffering and things. what about the people, the rural people and the farmers? >> yeah, who increasingly are actually creating their own forms of energy, because they've been depleted by fossil fuels. i think it's a great point, when you actually look at places like in idaho, we saw a wonderful model where they're actually figuring out how to do community solar. i don't think what you're saying is true. >> unfortunately, we have to leave it there. we may have to continue this on twitter, as a matter of fact, because everybody still has more to say. thank you so much to josh fox, uni blake, thank you all. after the break, we're getting a lesson in objective evidence. my letter is next. that's a good choi
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